Brampton (April 22, 2014) - The World Sikh Organization of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a fresh initiative in partnership with KarmaGrow. KarmaGrow is working to alleviate food insecurity by building and maintaining community gardens and farms in order to provide food banks with a sustainable source of fresh produce. The WSO is working alongside Sikhs Serving Canada (“SSC”), Khoobsurat Klothing, GG Fabrication, Region of Peel, Ecosource, Good Food Brampton, Knights Table and the KarmaGrow team in order to build a one acre community farm in Caledon East.
Jaskaran Singh Sandhu, KarmaGrow’s Co-Founder and a WSO Board member, started with a simple idea. “Food banks are often short of fresh vegetables, land is often underutilized, people are always looking for ways to give back – KarmaGrow is here to bring all these elements together in order to ‘Harvest Good’. At every point in the foundation and building process I have been amazed at the community’s willingness and capacity to help. All of our partners have jumped at the opportunity to assist in any way possible. A perfect example of that is the WSO. The WSO was our first partner, and helped to secure the farm land we will be using for our pilot project. We are thrilled to be building a one acre vegetable farm with 100% community driven support.”
“The WSO has excelled as a legal and human rights advocacy organization for a very long time.” said Gursharn Kaur Gill, a Board member with the WSO. “However, with the new youth orientated Board of Directors, we wanted to go back to our roots and reconnect with the public on the ground level. The community farm project is the result of that desire to serve for the well-being of all people. We are excited to be working with our friends at KarmaGrow to grow an acres worth of vegetables, and we look forward to a terrific pilot year.”
Work on the community farm will begin this spring. Please visit KarmaGrow’s website at www.karmagrow.org, or contact Jaskaran Singh Sandhu at [email protected], for further information, volunteering opportunities and instructions on how to donate.
The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is a non-profit organization with a mandate to promote and protect the interests of Canadian Sikhs as well as to promote and advocate for the protection of human rights for all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and social and economic status.
For more information please contact
Jaskaran Singh Sandhu [email protected] or 647-990-8720